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ACI APA 2019, ISSUE 01


Focus on: IT innovation

In the spotlight: Hong Kong International Airport

Design & Build: Van Don & Chengdu Tianfu

Plus: Retail/F&B enhancements & Industry news

Read the online issue: click here


View from the top
Regional director, Patti Chau, reflects on the important advocacy role of ACI and looks ahead to another busy and exciting year for the Asia-Pacific region.


Regional news
A snapshot of some of the biggest news stories from across the region.

ACI news
Senior manager for external affairs, Vivian Fung, reports on the latest ACI news, views and developments from the busy Asia-Pacific region and across the world.

In demand
CEO, Fred Lam, talks to Joe Bates about Hong Kong International Airport’s plans to grow its cargo facilities and services, infrastructure development and coping with rising demand.

Focusing on the passenger
Sarah Samuel, Amadeus’ head of airport IT for Asia-Pacific, argues that the adoption of a common vision on new passengerenabling technology will help airports address the challenge of rising demand.

Beating the queues
New SITA report confirms that journey smoothing technology makes people happy.

Turning to technology
Pragma’s Alex Avery takes us through the impact of digitalisation on airport retail and what this potentially means for the future of shopping and dining at the world’s gateways.

Always learning
Kevin Riordan, head of airports and checkpoint solutions at Smiths Detection, considers how artificial intelligence can help airport security.

Three is the magic number
Van Don International Airport, Vietnam’s impressive new gateway to Halong Bay, was one of three major new pieces of infrastructure to open on the same day in Quang Ninh province, writes Joe Bates.

Buy and fly
Joe Bates rounds-up some of the latest retail/F&B news, views and reviews from across the busy Asia- Pacific region.

Design & Build: Chengdu Tianfu
Chengdu’s $11 billion second airport is set to open early next decade and transform air travel to the region.

Industry news
News, views and reviews from ACI’s regional and global World Business Partners.

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